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May 17, 2018 Minutes

IKM-Manning Community School District

Regular Board Meeting

May 17, 2018

7:00 p.m. – Irwin Elementary School Library


The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by President Heller.  Directors present were Heller, Ferneding, Reischl, Potthoff, and Meiners.  Hansen and Maas were absent.  Others in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Secretary North, Principals Wall and Whitson and three guests.


Motion by Reischl, second by Meiners to approve amended agenda to include under Item H1 Jim Blankman-extended day contract, Nick Halbur-Freshman Baseball, Savannah Sheets – MS Language Arts, Barb Willenborg – 100% Concessions and under Item H2 add John Koester – 25% Concessions, Julie Grau – 25% Concessions, and Lonnie Grau – 25% Concessions.  Motion carried unanimously.


President Heller welcomed the visitors and thank you notes were acknowledged from the Erb family, the IKM-Manning staff, and Gwen Detlefsen along with gratitude for the donations given for the band program in memory of Linda Ehrichs Wietfield and from the Ohde Funeral Home for the use of the building.  Superintendent Miller thanked the Board for their service and acknowledged their dedication as he did for the IKM-Manning teachers with May being appreciation month for Boards and teachers.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Potthoff to approve consent agenda (minutes from April 12, 2018 Board meeting, financial reports, bills, and open enrollments in and out).  Motion carried unanimously.


Tiffany Hoogestraat shared mid-year data from the TLC survey that was taken and informed the Board she would share end of year data at the June meeting.  Principal Wall gave an overview of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) training that staff has been going to, implementation of that training and scheduling an ALL staff training in PBIS.  Principal Whitson shared the many field trips students have been taking, the elementary Muffin STEM day, the 1st graders cleaning up the park in Irwin, Elementary & Middle School Track & Field Day, Special Education Olympics, other various activities and Preschool and TK numbers.  Superintendent Miller informed the Board that most of the positions have been filled, schedules are being worked on, and getting a uniform CPI training in place.  He also shared the Girl’s 4X4 came in 5th at State Track and the Boy’s came in 12th.


Discussion was held on the Irwin field and directive was given to Superintendent Miller to speak with the mayor on a few options.  Discussion was also held on the sharing of a Transportation Director with Coon Rapids.  Decision will be made in June on the Transportation Director.


The 2016-2017 audit was presented.  Motion by Reischl, second by Ferneding to approve the audit and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to approve IASB Policy Manual Series 100 and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Potthoff, second by Ferneding to approve IWCC Concurrent Enrollment Faculty agreement and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to set Board Workshop date as June 14, 7:00 p.m. in Manning and motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Meiners, second by Reischl to approve the 2018 graduates upon completion of requirements and motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Ferneding, second by Potthoff  to approve the following contracts and motion carried unanimously:               Cody Parmley – Elementary Music & TAG

                                    Sandra Harms – MS Special Education/BD

                                    Lorine Linde – In House Transfer to TK

                                    Jim Blankman – Extended Day

                                    Nick Halbur – Freshman Baseball

                                    Savannah Sheets – MS English

                                    Barbara Willenborg – 100% Concessions


Motion by Potthoff, second by Ferneding to approve the following resignations and motion carried unanimously:         Josh Anderson – MS English & JH Track

                                    Dave Rohe – Transportation Director

                                    Norma Hagedorn – Para Educator

                                    Brad Benton – NHS Advisor

                                    John Koester – 25% Concessions

                                    Julie Grau – 25% Concessions

                                    Lonnie Grau – 25% Concessions


There being no further business, motion by Ferneding, second by Meiners to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously and meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.


The next regular meeting will be June 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the IKM-Manning STEM BEST Classroom


Respectfully Submitted,




Dave Heller, Board President                                                          Karli North, Board Secretary